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Russian president Vladimir Putin. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP

EDITOR'S NOTE: Careful who you mix with

Tim Cohen asks what kind of idiot puts ground-to-air missiles in the hands of untrained rebels trying to make some kind of jingoistic point

Mtskheta, Georgia. Picture: THINKSTOCK

DERBY'S COUNTY: Georgia on my mind

Ron Derby asks if Georgia will be allowed to choose and follow its own economic path, or if Russia will interfere

Picture: THINKSTOCK

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Go with what works best

One-off megaprojects have failed to beat the success achieved by well-run, sustainable infrastructure programmes, writes Nazmeera Moola

Woolworths CE Ian Moir. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

DIAMONDS & DOGS: Woolworths; ZCI

Woolworths releases a solid if unspectacular trading update, while ZCI's results announcement kicks off brightly enough, writes Jamie Carr

PSG CEO Piet Mouton. Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

MARKET WATCH: Merger rumours

To a large extent Thembeka mirrors PSG's 'listed' investment portfolio in Capitec, Pioneer Foods and PSG itself, writes Marc Hasenfuss

Tim Noakes. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Let them eat offal

It takes guts to be healthy these days, and provides quite a spectacle for the tourists, writes Justice Malala

Nokia Lumia 925

PATTERN RECOGNITION: Nokia RIP

The world's first cellphone giant will be shorn of its superb Asha range by new owner Microsoft in favour of Windows Phone, writes Toby Shapshak

Picture: THINKSTOCK

ON MY MIND: To the bitter end

The cease-fire options being offered to end the Gaza conflict are doomed because they ignore Hamas's minimum conditions, writes Melissa Bonnet

Dube Tshidi. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

BETWEEN THE CHAINS: Financial Services Board

The Financial Services Board's disruptive play has left some causalities in its wake, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Edward Kieswetter. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA

INVESTOR'S NOTEBOOK: Alexander Forbes

Relisted Alexander Forbes will be an improved, streamlined version of the company, writes Gillian Jones

Letters

Dead animals. Picture:THE TIMES

LETTERS: Farming in the news

Some of the farmers seem to have no idea of the complexities of animal nutrition or farming in general

Picture: THINKSTOCK

LETTERS: Outlandish salary

A home affairs advertisement for a personal assistant for the minister takes my breath away. No personal assistant can be worth that much

Picture: THINKSTOCK

LETTERS: Top Stocks could improve

The new JSE Top Stocks pages in the Financial Mail are much appreciated as they have useful financial metrics that are not easily found anywhere else

ANOTHER WEEK: July 25 - July 30

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

EDITORIAL: Hats off to trade & industry department

Rob Davies and Xavier Carim deserve hearty congratulations for concluding the economic partnership agreement with the European Union

EDITORIAL: Arbitration no good in this case

There is talk of introducing compulsory arbitration in cases where extended strikes are likely to damage the economy

Multimedia

VIDEO: Identity theft on the increase in SA

A woman was recently caught on camera and arrested after trying to open accounts using the identity of a Times Media Group journalist

VIDEO: Financial Mail writer talks about the demise of NUM

Sikonathi Mantshantsha talks about the Financial Mail cover story, the demise of the National Union of Mineworkers, and the impact this will have on the mining sector.

VIDEO: Cartoon shows thin line between press freedom and insult

‘Congress of Clowns’ is a cartoon that infuriated members of the ANC and its supporters